Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends

Thomas & Trevor

Season 2, Ep 6, Aired 9/30/86
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  • Episode Description
  • Trevor is getting bored, but Edward has good news. The Fat Controller wants Trevor to help with his new Harbour. Edward takes Trevor to the Junction, where the Traction Engine meets Thomas. Thomas takes him down to the Harbour, but has his doubts as to how useful Trevor can be since he doesn't run on rails. Thomas is soon pleasantly surprised.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ringo Starr

    U.K. Narrator and U.S. Narrator

  • George Carlin

    U.S. Narrator

  • Christopher Awdry

  • David Mitton

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Thomas learns how useful a traction engine can be.

    By pudgebyrd722, Mar 14, 2012

  • Saved From Scrap, cont'd..

    By Dirk4MVP, Sep 29, 2007

  • It's so sad!

    By OldBlueEngine, Apr 04, 2007

  • Trevor having fun.

    By duckfan8, Feb 23, 2007

  • Thomas meets Trevor.

    By YamataDragon, Feb 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Trevor: I'm glad the Fat Controller needs me. I don't have enough to do sometimes, you know. Although I can work anywhere. In orchards, on farms, in scrap yards, even at harbors!
      Thomas: But you don't run on rails.
      Trevor: I'm a Traction Engine. I don't need rails to be useful. You wait and see!

    • (about Trevor)
      Annie: He's very kind.
      Clarabel: He reminds me of Thomas.

    • Thomas: Now I understand how useful a Traction Engine can be.

    • Trevor: I'm a Traction Engine. I don't need rails to be useful. Just you wait and see.

    • Trevor: I do like to keep busy all the time, and I do like company. Especially children's company.
      Edward: Cheer up. The Fat Controller has work for you at his new harbor. I'm to take you to meet Thomas today.
      Trevor: Oh! The harbor! The seaside! Children! That will be lovely!

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    Notes (7)

    • Appearances by Thomas with Annie & Clarabel, Trevor and Edward.

    • First debuted with Ringo Starr as narrator in the US for "Shining Time Station", but the videos the episode was released on featured narration by George Carlin.

    • First story with an engine (Thomas) to only have one face on throughout the entire episode.

    • The Fat Controller and the Vicar of Wellsworth are mentioned, although not seen.

    • 3rd episode in America to have "For Thomas" at the end of its title. The first 2 were "A Big Day For Thomas" and "Trouble For Thomas".

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    Trivia (3)

    • First time we see a road vehicle being transported on a railway flatbed.

    • At the beginning, Trevor whistles. How could he without a Driver?

    • When Trevor crosses the crossing, he should have stopped to look first! To add to that, Thomas should have blown a warning whistle.

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